Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Jay B Muskett

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Santa Fe, NM
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Jay B Muskett (Navajo) is an Indigenous writer from Nakaibito, NM. He has an M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the University of New Mexico along with a B.A. in theatre and media arts. His full productions include, 1n2ian performed at the University and Sheepherders Special, which was produced by New Native Theatre in St. Paul Minnesota. His short play, Dance, was selected to be a part of the annual reading at Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles. In 2018 his play, Life Within the Cracks, was invited to be a part of a reading at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Abilene. TX. Muskett is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. While at MacDowell, he worked on a new Ceremonial Performance piece honoring the stories passed down through his people while developing an accompanying workshop that addresses the historical trauma that haunt and prevent progress within the Indigenous communities.

Studios

Wood

Jay B Muskett worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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